The purpose of Bible Study is not to gain ready-made answers or to put a lid on the truth. It is, rather, to gain a deeper understanding of the mysteries of God. Such understanding always leads to more questions to ponder. Bible Study is a regular part of our Adult Faith Formation program at St. Thomas More. Through prayer, small group sharing, lectures, and home study we work our way through scripture. Bible Study affords us an opportunity to accept the challenge of St. Paul in his letter to the Romans 12:2 to be "transformed by the renewal of your mind."
We have two Bible Studies currently happening right now (registrations are closed for those), but please scroll down for information on an upcoming study that begins later this month.
REVELATION: THE KINGDOM YET TO COME by Jeff Cavins and Thomas Smith
Session Information: There are 11 sessions...Thursdays from September 28th through December 14th. Choose between morning and evening sessions. The morning sessions are 9:00-11:30 am and the evening sessions are 6:00-8:30 pm.
Cost: $40 per person, which includes workbook and online access.
Read more about this study below. If you are interested in registering, please fill out the form below or if you prefer, you can contact Karen Sheehy, STM Coordinator of Spirituality and Scripture Studies, at [email protected] or 725-204-7319
Unpack the Mysteries of Revelation: Perhaps no book of the Bible fascinates people more than Revelation. Yet relatively few people have studied it, especially from a Catholic perspective. Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come is an intriguing eleven-session study program that shows how the kingdom established by Christ in his Church is intimately connected with the kingdom of heaven. In this study, presenter Jeff Cavins pulls back the veil on the rich symbolism present in Revelation. Discover what the mysterious figures and images of Revelation mean and see how Revelation is more than an apocalyptic vision of the “end times.” Explore the Church’s teaching on the second coming of Christ and the Last Judgment. Understand how God, the Divine Bridegroom, and the Church, his spotless bride, enter into a heavenly, holy, and mystical marriage every time we celebrate Mass.
Welcome to Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come! Jeff Cavins takes on one of the most misunderstood books of the Bible. Instead of bogging us down with worry about the end times, Revelation describes how the Mass is the vehicle that connects the kingdom of heaven with the Church on earth.
How the Study Works. Each session includes four essential steps, which are designed to fit together and build upon each other. Following these steps in order will allow you to get the most out of the study.
Step 1: Home Preparation. Each begins with readings from Scripture readings and a series of study questions found in your workbook. We recommend that you allow at least 90 minutes to complete the reading and answer the questions.
Step 2: Small-Group Discussion. Meeting in a small group to discuss the study questions is a time for fellowship and to share your insights into the Scripture readings. Be sure to follow the “Ten Commandments of Small-Group-Discussion” on page viii of your workbook. You can meet in person, or you can meet online.
If you have any questions regarding the current or future studies, please contact Karen Schwaner Sheehy at 725-204-7319 or [email protected]